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Enyimba earn bragging rights in Abia derby as Akwa surge to top of NPFL

Enyimba earn bragging rights in Abia derby as Akwa surge to top of NPFL
February 01
09:00 2018
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A total of six games took place in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Wednesday.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah were given a reality check by visiting Akwa United as they drew 1-1 in Nnewi.

Cyril Olisema had given the Promise Keepers the lead before Ikeokwu Patrick equalised for the Anambra Warriors. The result takes Akwa to the top of the log with 13 points while FC Ifeanyi Ubah now have 7 points.

Yobe Desert Stars continued their impressive run at home with a 1-0 defeat of Katsina United thanks to a second half strike from in-form Chinedu Ohanachom.

Kano Pillars proved too strong for Plateau who had no response to a brace from Junior Lokosa. The Peace Boys now have 12 points and are in second place while Pillars are up to third on 11 points.

Enyimba continued their climb up the table with a convincing 1-0 win over Abia Warriors courtesy of a well crafted free kick by Stanley Dimgba.

Kehinde Adedipe netted a sumptuous goal to hand Sunshine Stars a 1-0 victory over El-Kanemi Warriors.

MFM recorded their third win of the season as they beat Wikki Tourists 2-1.  The goals came from Adebayo Waheed and Jesse Akila.

Thursday’s fixtures will see six teams in action across three centres.

At the Cathedral, Enugu Rangers have a tough battle with Rivers United, while Go Round host Nasarawa United. Kwara Stadium Complex is the place to be as Kwara United lock horns with Lobi Stars.

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